How to Hide Featured Image in WordPress Post

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Want to learn how to hide the featured image in your WordPress page or post easily? Stick around as we share some tips in this article.

With WordPress, you have tons of great options to improve the content of your website. If there is something you need to add or remove, you can easily find a way to do so. If you wish to hide the featured image in your post, then there are multiple ways to do so.

Here are a couple of methods that you can use to hide the featured image in WordPress.

Hide Featured Image in WordPress Using a Plugin

If you want to hide your featured image in WordPress, then you can use a simple plugin called “Hide Featured Image“.

To install the plugin and use it… follow these basic steps.

First, you will have to navigate to your WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New.

Next, you will have to search for the plugin Hide Featured Image.

Plugin Installation

Once the plugin appears in the list, you will have to click Install and then Activate the plugin.

After activating the plugin, you need to visit your WordPress Posts tab by going to Dashboard > Posts.

Adding WordPress post

Click Edit for the post that you want to hide the featured image in. When you scroll down you’ll see the options below the post area. Here, you will be able to see an option to hide the featured image.

Option for hiding featured image

Simply select ‘Yes’ and then update the post.

Now when you visit the post url, you will notice that the featured image is hidden.

View post

Please note: this plugin will not delete your featured image once you have clicked the option for hiding the image. The functionality of the plugin is just to hide the featured image of a post.

Check if the Theme Has the Option to Hide Featured Images

We just shared how you can hide your featured image using a plugin. Another option is you can check to see if your theme has a built-in capability to hide the featured image.

To check if the option is available in your WordPress theme, you need to follow these basic steps.

After signing in to the WordPress dashboard, you will have to visit Dashboard > Posts.

Click the post you want to edit and see if you have on the side panel a tab named ‘featured image’.

Click on the down-arrow, and see whether your theme has an option to hide the featured image or not.

Built-in theme option to hide post

Remember, not all premium themes offer the option to hide the featured image.

If you are able to find this option to hide the featured image on individual posts, then you can use instead of installing extra plugins.

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Conclusion

We have shared two great methods for you to hide your featured image in WordPress for your posts or pages. If these solutions didn’t work for you feel free to contact us for assistance.

Anthony Tran

AccessWP lead marketing strategist. He also manages a web design company at Marketing Access Pass. He likes to sneak in a few games of Clash of Clans on his iPhone, and is a huge Marvel movie fan.